Leo Stapleton continues his compelling tribute to the courage and dedication of the members of the Boston Fire Department, and ultimately to all members of the American fire service, Deputy is his tenth book and the fifth in his series that chronicles the career of Donald Holden, the Boston jake whose story Stapleton began ten years ago in Ffops. Donald is now a district fire chief in command of Boston District 3, a complex and diverse district that includes all of downtown and the waterfront areas, with their numerous commercial and residential high-rises, piers and wharfs, subway tunnels, traffic arteries, and the seemingly endless Big Dig; along with several of the city’s compact neighborhoods, filled with street after street of attached row houses and Boston’s famous triple-deckers.

Donald loves working in this challenging district. Each and every day, at every single incident, he feels he is increasing his knowledge of firefighting and deepening his faith in his own judgment and ability to lead his fellow fire fighters and officers. His confidence in the essential leadership skills and effective command style he has developed, motivate him to try to advance to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief.

Deputy is the final book in a 5 part series that chronicles Donald Holden’s rise in the Boston Fire Department from Ffop to Deputy.

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